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Ferronière

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A fillet, usually adorned with a stone on the forehead.

Description

A fillet, usually adorned with a stone on the forehead. It was commonly used by French women in the second half of the sixteenth century to hide syphilitic lesions. It became en vogue again in the nineteenth century, when venereal diseases were once again rampant in Europe.

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